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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – VIII

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 09:20pm on December 16, 2016

    THE Racecourse reception for the Sheikh earned a special historical importance, for it was this reception at which Tofail Ahmed, then Student League leader and vice-president of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union, proposed to accord the appellation of Bangabandhu, Friend of Bengal, to the Sheikh that a crowd of more than a hundred thousand people approved with thundering cheers...

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    Birangana’s constant struggle for recognition

    by Zobaida Nasreen | Updated at 09:10pm on December 16, 2016

    IFIRST met Shila Debi when I was a first year student at Jahangirnagar University. It was 1996. She came to attend a photography exhibition on the liberation war. The event was organised by Bangladesh Students Union...

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    The spirit of 1971 and free and fair election

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 09:10pm on December 16, 2016

    THE only positive news from the bleak and stifling current political climate in the country came from the president...

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    Time to list martyred intellectuals

    | Updated at 09:05pm on December 16, 2016

    IT IS, indeed, unfortunate that the nation is yet to know how many intellectuals lost their lives at the hands of the Pakistani occupation army and their local cohorts in 1971, although 45 years have gone by...

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    Reclaiming people’s victory

    | Updated at 08:50pm on December 16, 2016

    THE victory in the liberation war of Bangladesh on this day in 1971 remains the most important political event in the history of its people...

  • What Pakistan’s film industry lost in 1971

    by Asif Noorani | Updated at 07:05pm on December 15, 2016

    DECEMBER 16 marks the 45th anniversary of the secession of the eastern wing of Jinnah’s Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – VII

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 11:05pm on December 15, 2016

    MEANWHILE, as soon as the news of Professor Shamsuzzoha’s murder reached Dhaka, thousands of students and ordinary people took to the streets of the Dhaka city, which had already been under curfew, and engaged in clashes with the law enforcement agencies for hours that resulted in the killing of at least one protester, injuries to hundreds and extension of the curfew hours for a longer period...

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    The world must save the Rohingya before it is too late

    | Updated at 11:00pm on December 15, 2016

    EARLIER this week, The Independent reported that 21,000 Rohingya Muslims fled ‘potential genocide’ at the hands of Myanmar’s government from October 9 to December 2, 2016...

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    Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi oversees genocide

    by Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 10:50pm on December 15, 2016

    READING commentary, analysis, and even alleged ‘reports’ from the Southeast Asian state of Myanmar, it would appear that Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — poster child of American and European ‘democracy promotion’ — is helpless to avert what is quickly expanding into wholesale genocide against the nation’s Rohingya minority....

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    Fresh decision on gas price increase unacceptable

    | Updated at 10:45pm on December 15, 2016

    The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to increase natural gas prices is unacceptable...